Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mom: Susan's First Vacation - Part 2 - Enjoying Naples

For this part of the post, I am just going to do a photo dump.  The vacation went really well!  We had a great time.  Susan's naps were a little off, but she still managed to sleep through the night for most of the vacation.  One night we had to have a "special treat" and she didn't fall asleep until 10:30 p.m. but you can chalk that up to parent error.

One thing we both learned is that as Susan's parents, it really is our responsibility to speak for her.  When she was 6 weeks old or even 10 weeks old, she could go out later in the evening and nap almost anywhere.  Now that she is older, her bed time is around 8 p.m. and she likes for us to stick pretty close to that.  It makes going out to dinner with her a little tricky, but it can be done.  It is our job, though, as her parents to remind everyone else that while she is flexible, she is still a baby and likes to stay on her routine.  When it's time to wind down before a nap or before bed, that means little to no stiumlation so that she stays relaxed.  But it was a good lesson to learn.

All in all, it was a wonderful trip!  As you can see from the photos below, Susan had a great time!

Susan in her swimsuit and hat

Just relaxin' on the beach

In the ocean!

Having a great time on the beach!

Fine dining with her Uncle Philip

Her new favorite toy we found at the condo

Playing in the condo while it rained

With great grandmother Gig

With her great grandparents, Gig and Papa

With mom and dad on the deck

Smiling in her pretty white dress

Chris will be blogging tomorrow about what happened on Sunday (departure day) and what happens when Susan basically has no naps.

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